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Poland plans to buy 500 more HIMARS artillery rocket systems from US​

26.05.2022 19:00
Poland has initiated the purchase of 500 more HIMARS artillery rocket systems from the United States, to add to a previous order for 20 such long-range launchers, the Polish defence minister said on Thursday.

The M142 HIMARS rocket launcher.

The M142 HIMARS rocket launcher.Twitter/Mariusz Błaszczak
Mariusz Błaszczak announced the move on Twitter, state news agency PAP reported.

“I signed a letter of request for the purchase of some 500 M142 HIMARS rocket launchers,” Błaszczak tweeted.
He added that the HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) launchers would be used "to equip over 80 batteries of Poland’s Homar [Lobster] rocket system."

2019 deal
In February 2019, Poland's government signed a deal to buy 20 HIMARS artillery rocket systems from America for USD 414 million as part of a military modernisation drive.
These 20 HIMARS launchers are due to be delivered starting next year, together with ammunition as well as logistics, training and technical support, according to officials.
Depending on the ammunition, the launchers, which are manufactured by US defence contractor Lockheed Martin, have a range of 70 to 300 kilometres, the PAP news agency reported.
Poland strengthens military amid Ukraine war
Thursday’s announcement signifies a further strengthening of Poland’s military amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It comes after Błaszczak on Tuesday announced the imminent purchase of six more batteries of the US Patriot anti-ballistic missile defence system.
In addition, Poland last month bought 250 Abrams battle tanks from the United States.
Also in April, the Polish defence minister visited America for talks with arms makers. He said at the time that Poland would step up its purchases of US military hardware in response to Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine.

Thursday is day 92 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
 

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That’s right, nothing else can fcuk your country and economy than buying usa weapons
Buy them today, tomorrow ‘they’ will create a reason to use them and them you buy even more

Dumb europeans just can’t live in peace…..destroy what you’ve built…..
 

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That’s right, nothing else can fcuk your country and economy than buying usa weapons
Buy them today, tomorrow ‘they’ will create a reason to use them and them you buy even more

Dumb europeans just can’t live in peace…..destroy what you’ve built…..
there weapons is expensive
 

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English SectionWar in Ukraine

Poland plans to buy 500 more HIMARS artillery rocket systems from US​

26.05.2022 19:00
Poland has initiated the purchase of 500 more HIMARS artillery rocket systems from the United States, to add to a previous order for 20 such long-range launchers, the Polish defence minister said on Thursday.

The M142 HIMARS rocket launcher.

The M142 HIMARS rocket launcher.Twitter/Mariusz Błaszczak
Mariusz Błaszczak announced the move on Twitter, state news agency PAP reported.

“I signed a letter of request for the purchase of some 500 M142 HIMARS rocket launchers,” Błaszczak tweeted.
He added that the HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) launchers would be used "to equip over 80 batteries of Poland’s Homar [Lobster] rocket system."

2019 deal
In February 2019, Poland's government signed a deal to buy 20 HIMARS artillery rocket systems from America for USD 414 million as part of a military modernisation drive.
These 20 HIMARS launchers are due to be delivered starting next year, together with ammunition as well as logistics, training and technical support, according to officials.
Depending on the ammunition, the launchers, which are manufactured by US defence contractor Lockheed Martin, have a range of 70 to 300 kilometres, the PAP news agency reported.
Poland strengthens military amid Ukraine war
Thursday’s announcement signifies a further strengthening of Poland’s military amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It comes after Błaszczak on Tuesday announced the imminent purchase of six more batteries of the US Patriot anti-ballistic missile defence system.
In addition, Poland last month bought 250 Abrams battle tanks from the United States.
Also in April, the Polish defence minister visited America for talks with arms makers. He said at the time that Poland would step up its purchases of US military hardware in response to Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine.

Thursday is day 92 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Hard to see Poland getting that amount any time soon.

The US current HMARS inventory is around 430. But M270 is 1,000+.
 

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Hard to see Poland getting that amount any time soon.

The US current HMARS inventory is around 430. But M270 is 1,000+.
Yeah but Poland wants to buy 500, not the U.S. So they are building that many for Poland. If they buy 5000, then Poland gets 5000.
 

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if anyone is invested in US defence companies, my congratulations! I can't say if anyone will ever need to use these, but I am sure those defence companies will love the money flowing.
 

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thats 10 bilion dollar deal
Just saying if Poland had more than what the U.S. has. If they want to buy that many. Whether 500 or 5000.

if anyone is invested in US defence companies, my congratulations! I can't say if anyone will ever need to use these, but I am sure those defence companies will love the money flowing.
LOL! Considering there is a war going on right now where artillery and rockets are involved, you bet this type will be used.
 

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In 2018 the then Chief of general staff, Sir Nick Carter went on record to say "Britain needs to keep up with adversaries to avoid being exposed to unorthodox, hybrid warfare".

Compliancy is dangerous.
 

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